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>> reporter: all right. contessa, earl off to the south and well off to sea and not expecting any direct hit here on shore but winds starting to pick up. conditions are starting to deteriorate. we don't think we are gong the see anything quite as significant as what happened overnight in north carolina with some hurricane-force winds here but certainly going to be seeing some gusts upwards of 30, 40 miles per hour. and some beach erosion possibly but the real story here is the atlantic. i want to show you just how angry the sea looks at this hour. really churning out there. obviously, the waters are closed off to swimmers. this morning and throughout the day today. now, earl is expected to bring its worst to this area i would say within the next couple of hours and then going to be kind of a nasty afternoon beyond that before earl races on off to the northeast into new england and that's about 5:00 this evening so maryland's governor cautioning anyone traveling here for the labor day weekend to wait it out. don't drive over the bridge,
that's not today. wait until this evening. conditions vastly improved and going to be a beautiful weekend here for the millions of tourists who might be flocking to this area. however, i want to point out, rip currents a major threat even after earl passes so the lifeguards have their hands full and not bad out here. blustery conditions. kind of the equivalent of a wintertime nor'easter. >> julie, thank you for bringing us up to date there. swimmers ordered out of the water because of a dangerous riptide on this very important labor day weekend. many delayed plans or just took off early. cape may, new jersey, declared a state of emergency and the communications director for cape may, when's the big concern? why the state of emergency? >> contessa, the state of emergency has just been lifted. >> okay. >> it was not a state of emergency. it was an emergency proclamation signed late yesterday afternoon that enabled the local
municipalities and the county to take the extra preparedness steps that needed to be taken. looking at the path of earl yesterday. but the emergency proclamation has been lifted. here at the jersey shore, the concern is for the rough surf and rip currents. again, with the waves out at eight to 12 feet, that's what the concern is right now. there's very little rain. we are experiencing some winds, sustained winds at 30 to 40 miles per hour, gusts to 50 miles per hour. basically earl spared us here at the jersey shore. >> have there been problems with swimmers needing to be rescued? >> there's been some problems but the local communities on the coast, beach patrol out there. we encourage people to listen to the beach patrol. don't go out in the surf. only go in guarded areas. the weekend, the rest of the weekend is expected to be great here at the jersey shore. but it will continue to be rough out in the surf.
>> what's your message now for tourists who may have the jersey shore included if their labor day weekend plans? >> come to the jersey shore. beautiful, plenty of things to do. merchants are open. everybody is ready for them to come. it is just going to be a wonderful time here at the jersey shore. be careful today driving. maybe drive a little later today. the winds picking up now. again, the beaches will be beautiful. just listen to the lifeguards and be careful because the surf is rupp and the rip currents are rough. >> thank you very much. it is a busy day for you. i appreciate your time. moments ago at the evacuation order lifted for north carolina so now people can go back into their homes. 90% of the homes in hyde county, north carolina, don't have power at this point. major highway down to the outer banks, highway 12, still closed in some places although it's reopened in others. north carolina's governor says
that state really dodged a bullet but still we are getting reports of damage, reports of flooding there. 400 people chose to stay in shelters last night and for good reason. rain and wind just battered the homes and businesses. crews right now are trying to get a handle on how much damage there is, how bad it is. but for the most part, i think a lot of residents feel lucky they escaped the worst of this. it's still a big storm. wide in size. expected to come very close to nantucket and the eastern part of massachusetts. let's get to bill karins tracking where the storm is going. category 1 hurricane can cause flooding and wind damage. >> if it was to come straight into long island, yes. it won't. it goes off the coast and contessa talking to me yesterday about why don't people prepare and evacuate? because we get storms like this occasionally and call underachievers. they do less than we're expecting and people that evacuated probably spent money for hotel rooms and saying i did
that for this? every storm is completely different. some overachievers and those catch you off guard. analyze what's going on with the storm. not a lot on the coast. the winds at 28 miles per hour. all of the strongest wind and rain just offshore and most part remain there during the storm so it's not much worse on the maryland shore. jersey shore, something similar. rain bands but the worst of the storm out off the coast so i mean, would be surprised to get any sustained tropical storm winds and let alone wind gusts to 40 to 50 miles per hour. hurricane warnings dropped for north carolina. we still have the tropical storm warnings up the eastern seaboard and not seeing anything close to the winds so far. hurricane warnings just out for nantucket in case it veers to the left unexpectedly. as far as the waves go, this is the impressive thing with this storm. anywhere near the atlantic, without it being a huge beast,
go to the shore and drive there and check out waves you've probably seen before. 20-foot waves off virginia beach. 10-foot waves from the jersey shore and 13 off of montauk. very rare to get waves like that. violent atlantic. as far as the windshield goes, worse for cape cod, it arrives about 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the highest winds around 10:00 to midnight but, contessa, like in the weather community we call storms underachievers or overachievers. >> what about the canadian provinces? expected to see a hurricane? >> going to be in a stage of a tropical system more like a nor'easter type storm and could see power outages but probably more in nova scotia than anywhere in the u.s. >> thanks for that. i appreciate that. by the way, if you're riding out the storm, where you live, we'd like to see your photos and video. be careful getting it, as always. upload them at firstperson@ms
n nbc.com. you can put it on facebook or twit pick. let me see what you're seeing. by the way, if you're out west or somewhere beautiful and want to show me that, i'd like to see it. stay with msnbc throughout the day for the complete coverage. we head north and people that live on cape cod are waiting for earl's arrival. more americans are out of work. the unemployment rate has climbed to 9.6%. 54,000 people lost their jobs last month which is actually about half of what most economists were expecting. one bright spot here, private employers added 67,000 jobs. but the overall unemployment rate ticked up as i said from 9.5% to 9.6%. this morning president obama acknowledged those numbers are not great. but he points out we are seeing improvement. >> the month i took office we
were losing 750,000 a month. this morning, new figures show the economy produced 67,000 private sector jobs in august. the eighth consecutive month of private job growth. >> let's go to steve licesman, cnbc's senior economics reporter. put the numbers in perspective in terms of job growth. >> i want to quote an economist saying this job report was not a pearl but it wasn't hurricane earl either. economists can have fun once in a while, too. it was not -- it was much better than had been expected but it was not a good report in any event. let's tell you how we got to the minus 54,000. we lost 114,000 census worker jobs and why everybody over the past several months no kusing on the private sector job growth which was 67,000 and one good thing is they revised up june and july from the original report so why do we have a rising unemployment rate? could be a good sign, actually.
we are half a million more people attracted back into the work force. so that tends to increase the unemployment rate. people don't look for work with no work to be found. the way to think about this is we were bouncing on along the bottom with fears to foul back down. for wall street, i think this report kind of suggests the double dip scenario of another recession is not likely. >> steve, when you are looking at real unemployment rate, 16.7%. >> right. >> up .2 of a percent. describe what that means. >> the real unemployment rate takes the unemployed together with those who are discouraged workers, not looking anymore and those who are working part time only for economic reasons. it's a broader measure of what we call economic slack in the economy. and it's as high as it's ever been since they began calculating in 1994. it is quite a bit higher than the 15 million suggests. maybe 23 million, 24 million americans unemployed or
underemployed. >> steve liesman, appreciate your time today. thank you. >> pleasure. my big question. should the president push for another jobs bill? 16.7% real unemployment. i'd like to hear your thoughts on this. reach me on twitter, facebook, e-mail. we are having a lively discussion online. and we're looking at mass murder on the streets of pakistan. the taliban's xlaming responsibility for a suicide bombing today. it killed at least 43 people. there you're seeing some of the krin edible video and hearing just how desperate and tragic that situation must have been when it unfolded. it targeted shiite pilgrims gathering for a procession. earlier this week, the taliban took credit for another series of explosions, also aimed at shiite muslims. that violence underscores u.s. efforts to battle the group formalized considered a terrorist organization. president obama says better days are ahead when it comes to
the economy but after unemployment inches up should americans trust that things are really going to brighten up? we'll talk with former labor secretary rish. a guy that threw acid on this poor woman. she's now talking about what happened and where her attacker is. something's fishy in the waters of maryland. one of the most dangerous sharks in the world. pollen that used to make me sneeze... my eyes water. but now zyrtec®, the fastest 24-hour allergy relief, comes in a liquid gel. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. comes in a liquid gel. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen,
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concerned about the rough surf and the potentially deadly rip currents. so we're keeping our eye on that situation. further north, earl expected to bring the worst to new england later this afternoon. people will boarding up, getting out. of course then, we could see those canadian province s walloped by the remnants of earl. imagine somebody comes up, a perfect stranger, throws acid in your face. it happened to bethany. she stopped to get a cup of coffee in downtown vancouver. a complete stranger, a woman, threw acid in her face and listen to how bethany described what happened. >> it was the most painful thing. like my heart stopped. i almost passed out. imagine it on your skin so i could hear it sizzling. once it hit me, i could actually hear bubbling and sizzling on my
skin. >> police looking for the attacker, a young woman in the 20s. bethany's doctor says she has second-degree burns and that they're hopeful that they can repair most of the damage to her face. an ammish man from northeast missouri faces a trial date, accused of sex crimes with six underage girls in two states. authorities say three of the alleged victims are ammish and one had a family relationship with the man. a 70-year-old scientist is being questioned by the fbi in miami police after screeners found a metal canister in the luggage that resembled a pipe bomb. it happened late last night at the mime international airport. four of the six concourses at the airport were shut down during the security scare. a tsa says the items from the man's luggage being tested for any explosives or contaminants. twitter is crawling this morning with a new report of a bed bug invasion. the latest victim? google's office building in new york city. i mean, this gives me the
creeps. if the tweet is confirmed, google joins the d.a. office, the empire state building, victor victoria's secret, amber congressman by and fitch -- i mean, the list goes on and on. disgusting. a survey around the world appears to show bedbugs are an increasing problem everywhere. here, cincinnati, jaefr overseas. don't let the bedbugs bite. a lot of americans experienced job loss in the last couple of years. new numbers shows one in every four workers in america has tackled a bout one employment. and more than half of those who have found new jobs say they think they're overqualified for the position they actually landed. robert reich joins me now. private employers are hiring, secretary, but not enough to
offset the numbers. put all of this into context for us. >> contessa, the context is fairly bleak. i'm pretty upbeat as a general rule and i wish i could find some upbeat message to give you smu 67,000 new private sector jobs created in august, that's down from july. when the private sector created 107,000 private sector jobs. and the trend is not good. we have more and more and more people about 24 million americans who are eager and willing and able to work who need to work in order to pay their bills and their mortgages but can't find a job. >> you wrote a book called "aftershock, the next economy and america's future." there's the cover right there. what do you think is america's future? how do we find our way back to a strong, vibrant economy where people who want to work can find work? >> well, there's no easy solution, contessa. anybody who says that i've got the job, provide more stimulus,
doesn't really understand that this is not a cyclical problem. it is not a standard business cycle. and the long-term problem coming on for years and years. much of it has to do with the fact that we are now in a global economy. a high-tech economy. a lot of people in america who are doing routine work, the same thing over and over again can be replaced by machinery, by computers, by the internet or by workers overseas working at far less cost and that's come home to roost. for years, american families either coped by women going into paid work or by working longer hours. >> right. >> or finally by going deeper and deeper into debt but all of those coping mechanisms have essentially ended. >> you know there's a problem where you can't find a chair to give you a massage. you don't need a human being to do that anymore. when we are talking about public policy an you teach public policy at the university. what kind of policy decisions
could the government make, congress and the president, that would address the underlying structural weaknesses? >> well, the main things that could be done in the short term, we could have, for example, i've been pushing an exemption of the first $20,000 of income from the payroll tax and making it up by having the payroll tax applied to incomes over $250,000. but there are a lot of other things that can be done having to do with education. and job training over the long term. there's no way we can compete in the high-tech global economy -- >> would you be willing to see the deficit go up to do that? if we have to take on more deficit, is that a worthwhile use of our debt? >> we shouldn't have more deficit. i think we have to ask people, particularly high income people who are now the top 1% taking home 23.5% of total national income. we haven't seen that since 1928. we have to ask them to bear some of the more responsibility for
educating and developing the work force of the future including early childhood education. >> don't the 1% of the people already bear most of the tax burden in this nation? >> not you look at sales taxes, property taxes and payroll taxes, not at all. >> always good to talk to you. i appreciate it. >> bye-bye. heading into november's midterm election, president obama's finding himself on the wrong side of the polls. we're going to look at how the president became mr. unpopular and what does that mean for other democrats running for election? on the web today, some of the most viewed stories. the mexican army kills 25 drug suspects in a shootout. the gun fight erupted as soldiers moved in on a ranch near the u.s. border and reportedly controlled by a powerful drug gang. people clicking on is a story about a teen's rare illness that left her unable to eat. a 14-year-old's family and doctors thought she had an eating disorder. after seven months of not eating and testing, she has an illness
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that it's near a residential district. and that nearby cars set on fire by this cargo plane crash and again al alabiya saying it's an american plane. we're working on confirming if it is indeed is an american aircraft and we'll pass that along with an update as soon as i get it. millions of americans thought he was the epitome of hope, brighter future and change. so what happened? president obama is presiding now over a period of political thin ice for the democrats heading into the november elections. a new "usa today"/gallup poll asked about the politicians and republicans are winning 49% to 43%. white house correspondent smiker shearer writes, quote, with midterm elections just nine weeks off, the president's party teeters on the brink of a broad
setback, the president and his party in november, including the possible loss of both houses of congress. and michael joins me now. i mean, here it is, michael, the president and the democrats tackled health care. they have tackled jobs. they have been pulling combat troops out of iraq. they have cracked down on wall street practices. why is that party in danger? >> there are a couple of reasons. one, i think, obviously, the economy. the numbers today emphasized what we already knew that the economy hasn't rebounded the way the american people want it to and the president suggested it would back when he was pushing things like the stimulus in early 2009. second, i think in your question is part of the answer. president obama came into office with a huge legislative agenda which he had basically preformulated before the economic crisis hit. he decided to do both to deal with the crisis and go forward with the economic agenda, and to say it was something he said very often including this week to not worry about the short-term politics and how to
build the new foundations for the country and now the short-term politics are coming back to bite him. >> it was a crucial political mistake when you're talking about strategy or you don't worry about whether things are popular. you do what you think is right because the people elected you to do that. are we going to see the follow-through on this come november? >> we're definitely going to see the follow-through on the negative of that. whether on the positive of what the president hasn't through is a different question. what the white house believes is what the president should have been doing was what he thought was best, not what might be politically popular and going for things not popular like health care reform and we won't be seeing the benefits of in a big way until 2013 after the next presidential election. >> there's no way for people of skeptics of the bill to see it in action until far beyond the election and even the next presidential election. michael, good to talk to you. i appreciate it.
>> thank you. hurricane earl right now off the coast of maryland, it is churning the way north toward new york, toward massachusetts. we're checking in our correspondents. it's the justice department versus america's toughest sheriff. we are talking with joe arpaio about why the government is suing him and what he plan to do about that. and the jersey shore smackdown. listen, i'm with you. don't e-mail me. i'm with you. why do we care? but if you watch the video, it's been the big talk around our newsroom. boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance...
no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. an ugly start to labor day weekend and now hurricane earl. north carolina first in the crosshairs. check out the weather channel's jim cantore with an up close look at the fierce conditions overnight. >> we are now dealing with our sixth consecutive hour of
sustained tropical storm force winds here as they just continue to howl in this area. >> photos this morning show the aftermath, a gas station unable to withstand the winds coming in from a friend and producer. in new jersey, a waiting game to see how much trouble earl kicks up. >> been down here for a few weeks and only one rainy day since we've been down here and it's -- the waves starting to kick up but it's definitely a stay indoor day. >> well, the bay state's not taking any chances. people boarding up the houses out is of cape cod. the massachusetts governor declared a state of emergency. let's show you the latest radar loop. the path along the eastern seaboard. forecasters say that storm can still pack a punch. let's go to massachusetts now. the cape cod peninsula and paul goodloe in chatham today. how are things looking out
there, paul? >> reporter: well, right now, it's not bad, contessa. we had sunshine last couple of days. this is the first day of cloud cover. got here this morning. beautiful sunrise with the cloud cover and saw the curvature in the clouds meaning the outer bands of hurricane earl which are well up into maine and towards north carolina talking nearly a thousand mile-wide cloud cover with this band. it continues to move towards this way. right now i think within, say, 350 miles of the cape right now. and the concern is cape cod, martha's vineyard, nantucket all under a hurricane warning and because of that the ferry service from the mainland to the islands canceled or severely cut back. vacationers trying to get out here for a three-day weekend, places stuck because they can't get over because of the approach of hurricane earl. the strongest winds overnight tonight to early saturday morning. >> thank you for the update there.
appreciate that. let's go to mike seidel at montauk, new york. the sea's looking rougher than up off of cape cod. >> reporter: yeah. much. he's a little protected where he is. mr. goodloe. we have eight to ten footers. about 20 miles offshore winds gusting to about 20 miles per hour. still, a far cry from the 82-mile-a-hour gusts at hatteras. lighter damage. the worst here, the timeline late this afternoon and this evening through late this evening. we'll have an eight or nine-hour window as the hurricane races by well to the east of montauk. the eastern end of the long island. that's where we are and then it's over with. the sun for the weekend. biggest concern and impact, the beaches getting eroded away with each wave that comes in and goes out. but they'll still be around tomorrow. hopefully. back to you. >> mike, thank you. for complete coverage of hurricane earl, to keep track of
the storm's path and a lot of you on the east coast want to do that, find everything on weather.msnbc.com. the debate of offshore drilling heating up again after a fire in the gulf of mexico forced 13 crew members overboard. 200 miles west of the bp deepwater horizon site. a federal investigation is under way. platform owned by mariner energy incorporated and caught fire yesterday. 13 crew members forced into the water. there's the picture of them floating there with their life jackets around their necks. they were rescued and brought to shore. unlike the april 20th bp blast, no one was killed, no crude gushed into the ocean and the platforms are very different. bp said today it's spent $8 billion so far responding to the disaster in the gulf. yesterday, engineers removed a temporary cap from bp's blown out well. next, they'll retrieve the well's failed blowout preventer to help investigators figure out why the explosion happened back
in april. the university of north carolina football team is being investigated for possible academic infractions. the allegations focus on a former tutor who reportedly wrote papers for players. nine of the players sent down to the scout team as part of the investigation. we'll stay on top of it. good news for steeler fans. the commissioner reduced ben roethlisberger's suspension by two games. he could return to the field as early as october 17th. the nfl suspended roethlisberger in april for violating the league's personal conduct policy. the quarterback was accused but not charged in a sexual assault. the federal government is suing controversial maricopa county, arizona, sheriff joe arpaio. they say they're fed up with his refusal to cooperate in an investigation of how they treat illegal immigrants. tensions over the investigation
have led to scene likes this one, angry confrontations between deputies and protesters. that was the very end of july when the law first implemented. at a news conference yesterday, arpaio said he thought the lawyers were cooperating. he says the actions make it abundantly clear that arizona, including this sheriff, is washington's new whipping joy. sheriff, good to talk to you. >> yeah, thank you. >> the justice department says it's issued 51 different requests asking for documents and they say that your office has pretty much ignored them. >> well, you know, my lawyers have been dealing with the officials in washington, communicating recently. they have thousands and thousands of our documents. i thought this thing would be resolved but here comes another lawsuit. by the way, the third lawsuit in recent weeks against the people of arizona. on the 1070 law they sued.
now here it is me and then the maricopa county school districts. what is this? war against arizona? because we're enforcing the immigration laws. >> well, and again, the judge that barred part of arizona's controversial immigration law from going into effect said that arizona was overstepping its boundaries trying to enforce federal laws. here's what the justice department says. the actions of the sheriff's office are unprecedented. it's unfortunate that the department was forced to resort to litigation to gain access to public documents and facilities. they say that you're not giving them access to the jails, you are not giving them access to the employees. you are not giving them access to inmaits when they're trying to figure out how it is that you're enforcing this. are you doing so? >> they have access. we resolved that. but let me say this. a year and a half they have been investigating me and my office. a year and a half for alleged racial profile. they can't come up with anything. now they're going to sue over
some documents? what is that all about? >> this is now the third lawsuit that's been filed by the justice department in connection with the way your state and not just you but the state in general, they sued the state over the immigration law, the community colleges over alleged illegal requirements on asking noncitizens for jobs. >> okay. >> and now sued you, as well. when i was out in arizona covering the confrontations between protesters and sheriffs, i have to tell you, sheriff, it seemed like one of the most con tribed confrontations ever. are you doing this for political reasons? >> what are you talking about? >> well, i'll give you an example. >> they want to be arrested. >> i think on both parts. i think on the one part protesters sitting in the middle of the streets and streets that the police could have blocked off. didn't seem like it was interfering with traffic and that the police could have said, you know what? you want to sit in the middle of the street? we'll keep the cars from you. on your side -- it did seem like the protesters wanted to be
arrested but what i'm saying is, it gets a lot of attention, gets people fired up but in the end wouldn't be easier to say, federal government, this is your job. do your job. >> no. it is our job. we have state laws that i enforce. human smuggling and the -- going into businesses. they're state laws. the federal government should be thanking me and everybody else in arizona for doing their job, working with them instead of filing lawsuits that try to do everything they can to stop this illegal immigration law enforcement. but it's not going to work because i'll continue to enforce all the laws that i took an oath of office to do. >> but they're not suing you for enforcing the laws. they're suing you saying you're standing in the way of the investigation into how you enforce the laws. >> well, it took -- it's a year and a half they've been here. roaming around trying to find some type of racial profiling. they have -- they have hundreds of thousands of our documents. they have it. but they can't come up with
anything -- >> do they have everything they're asking for? >> no. >> why not? >> we're trying to negotiate with them. it's so broad, they want everything. so give us a reason why they want certain documents. that's all we ask. >> sheriff joe arpaio, i always appreciate when you come on. thank you. >> thank you. thank you. jerry lewis had some -- well, bless his heart, interesting words to say about troubled starlet lindsay lohan. in case you mised the interview on "inside edition," here's part of it. >> i would smack her in the mouth and be arrested for abusing a woman. >> what would you say to her? >> i would say you deserve this and nothing else. whack! and then, if she's not satisfied, put her over my knee and spank her! >> well, that would teach her. lewis had his own drug problems in the '70s. he was addicted to pain pills for about four years and since been clean. think og of that study. remember i shared that study
with you guys, i don't know, a year ago, said as people get older a lot of them lose their ability to filter what they say. for those of you who have been following the train wreck known as "the jer vi shore" this makes sense to you and those who have never seen "the jersey shore," i'm with you. you're asking, who cares? look. it is crazy video of who overly tan girls fighting. >> for someone that begged, begged, begged, if you know something, tell me. if you know something, tell me. >> [ bleep ] [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. >> in your face right now. you call me a -- >> stop, stop, stop! >> [ bleep ]. >> stop! stop. >> do you remember the days when we would watch television clips and there was no beeping? remember those days?
i was like 6 but -- okay. so apparently the fight had to do with a boy and a note over what he was doing out at the clubs. who wrote the note. i mean, whatever. let's talk about the hurricane. earl is moving up the east coast. seen flight cancelations, delays possible. what rights you as a passenger have if the hurricane interferes with your travel plans. ♪ [ instrumental: upbeat ]
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the breaking news following out of dubai. a cargo plane has gone down we're hearing. al arabiya says it was brought down by a technical fault according to the officials in the united arab emirates. a large section of the plane was on fire. people saw it before it crashed and reporting a large number of people have died who were on board the cargo plane. or doesn't say -- you know what? says a number of people. not a large number of people. a plane crashed near the road on a highway close to the dubai international airport and this was a cargo plane to land at terminal 2 and reports coming from from al arabiya it was an american cargo plane. we'll bring you up to date. a weakened hurricane earl could wreck a lot of holiday travel plans for thousands of people who just want to get away
for labor day. continental is waiving fees for folks to change the flights before heading to the airport. what happens after that? george is the president of airfare watchdog.com. okay. so if you're flying and the hurricane in any way interferes, what are you rights as a page? >> people don't realize this but if your flight canceled or severely delayed whether or not there's a hurricane, you can get a full refund on a nonrefundable ticket. say you're going to a funeral or wedding and missing it because it's canceled or late, apply for a refund. i have actually decided not to go on a trip and showed up at the airport hoping that the flight would be canceled and it was and i said it's canceled i wasn't going to go anyway. >> so and they just said, we'll give you your money back? >> yep. every -- almost every airline has in the contract of carriage a rule that says if -- it's an
involuntary refund. if the flight severed delayed or canceled you get a full refund. >> a major storm like earl, the radar predicting it and people up and down the seashore have plans and rethinking the decision. we had interviews with people leaving north carolina early. is there a chance to get deals now because of the hurricane? >> yeah. absolutely. i'm sure a lot of hotels and resorts have empty rooms and might be a good idea the try to get some of those. >> george, good to see you today. >> any time. thank you. some of the best pictures of hurricane earl came from you. i want to show you this gas station in nags head, north carolina. taken about 8:30 this morning and crews appear to be working on a power pole in this picture. all of these photos taken by shana reyes on her family vacation in the outer banks. and this iowa hawkeyes football player. look at that. did you see him flipping off the
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